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RAE, John (1813-1893) Arctic Explorer

Born Orkney, Scotland. Discovered the last link in, and finally proved the existence of the Northwest Passage. Also discovered what happened to the ill-fated Franklin expedition. His accomplishments were much greater than any of the other 19th century arctic explorers, and yet he was denied all of the awards and honours granted to others.

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